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Modern video cloud storage programs

by Casey Schmidt  |  April 21, 2020

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A cloud with a film roll in front of it.

Video cloud storage is online space to store your entire video library. Ideally, it is an automated system that syncs numerous devices to share and store different video file types. There are a lot of cloud storage systems optimized for video, audio, documents and other media files.

If you’re not sure which cloud storage is best suited to handle both video storage and your specific needs, don’t worry, I’ve put together a list of the best systems currently available. I’ve also broken down each different cloud program, detailing why or why not it might work best for you.

Canto DAM

Canto digital asset management (DAM) is optimized for storing valuable company video files. Videos with intrinsic business benefit are in need of special storage, and Canto DAM is the most comprehensive cloud storage for these types of files. DAM excels as a video cloud system because of its security, central storage location and search functionality. DAM uses Amazon Web Services (AWS), a proven system, to secure all necessary video files.

The Canto DAM interface.
Canto DAM is a sophisticated video cloud storage system.

A DAM is a big part of the video asset management process. All video files in a DAM are stored in a central location, promoting optimal organization and retrieval. This prevents misuse and duplicate copies of the same video file, allowing collaboration among team members. The search functionality of DAM makes it the most efficient cloud storage system for video files, as teams can instantly find necessary videos using specific keywords and metadata.

Google Drive

The first question that comes to mind when considering Google Drive is, “Why Drive over other popular systems such as Dropbox”? The answer lies in the simplicity of Drive’s features. First, it offers video storage space that opens up the opportunity to share and collaborate within the system. Secondly, videos are stored in Google Drive, then shared through a simple permissions tool. Drive’s sharing feature makes it easy to use shared videos in collaboration for projects.

Google Drive's interface.
Google Drive meets a lot of important storage needs.

Another basic feature of Google Drive that makes it a valuable tool for video cloud storage is its syncing. Shared video files are automatically synced to all devices connected to the Google account. For example, if a team is finishing a project and a video is uploaded to Drive from a laptop, someone can collaborate and edit the video file from their smartphone or other connected device. They also can see any changes done to the video file immediately.

Microsoft OneDrive

So many vital projects are built using Microsoft Office tools that it only makes sense cloud storage would follow suit. With OneDrive, convenience is the biggest positive. This is best seen when completing a campaign using common Office tools, such as Powerpoint or Word. The video files stored within the OneDrive cloud are automatically available during the construction of Powerpoint presentations or important Word projects.

The OneDrive interface.
OneDrive is easy to implement because of Microsoft’s popularity.

Microsoft OneDrive is also a tool that lessens IT involvement for companies. This is due to the interface’s similarity to other Windows systems. The majority of users understand Windows extensively, making OneDrive the easiest technological transition of all the video cloud systems available. Businesses can implement OneDrive for video storage and sharing with confidence, knowing the familiarity most team members have with Windows beforehand.

The right system is the software that meets your needs head on. Make sure the program you choose is doing something that no other software can do. Users can only go as far as the limitations of their storage, and your success is bound by these same limitations.